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Daily Crypto Round up – Celebrities fined by SEC, Intel wins patent for Energy saving Bitcoin mining and other news

This is a daily round up of important blockchain and crypto news between Nov 29, 2018 and Nov 30, 2018 (until press). The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects, not on price action.

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1. SEC fines Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled for ICO Promotions

Floyd Mayweather touted Centra’s ICO on his Twitter account saying it “starts in a few hours. Get yours before they sell out, I got mine.” DJ Khaled called it a “game changer” on his social media accounts, the SEC said. Neither had disclosed promotional payments to investors. Read the full story on CNBC.

2. Sirin Labs’ $999 Blockchain Phone to Start Shipping in December

Finney, the blockchain phone announced at the apex of the 2018 token craze, is expected to start shipping in late December. The phone is also built with a modification Android, called SirinOS and a “dCenter” or decentralized app store.  Read the full story on Coindesk.

3. Intel wins Patent for Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining

On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company a patent outlining a processor which claims to be able to conduct “energy-efficient high performance bitcoin mining,” Read the full story on Coindesk

4. German Investment funding manage has launched a private equity fund dedicated to Bitcoin mining

Xolaris says client demand to access the sector continues despite the downturn in Bitcoin prices. The fund will feature a minimum investment entry of €250,000 ($285,000), with a planned issue volume of between €30 million and €50 million ($34 million – $57 million). Read full article on Cointelegraph.

Bite-sized News

Only the headlines are enough for these news

  • Koinex Exchange nominated for the “Financial Inclusion Initiative Aware” at India Fintech Awards 2018 Official Nominations List
  • Coinbase adds privacy centric crypto Zcash to Coinbase Pro trading exchange. Read Story
  • Asus to Allow Users Mine Cryptocurrency Using Idle Power of Graphics Cards. Read Story

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